Labor of Love CommitteeThe Labor of Love Committee's mission is to help show radical hospitality to people within our congregation as we prepare and deliver meals to families of newborns.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry, contact Heather Howell at Heather@MyLHUMC.net.
Southport Elementary School Partnership
Every Thursday that school is in session will be Lynn Haven UMC’s designated day to serve at the school. You are welcome to serve on other days, but will have to coordinate that directly with the school. These are the ways that you can serve:
All service opportunities, including packing and delivering weekend food bags and special events, can be found on our online sign up: SignUp.com, using this link: http://signup.com/go/PANfOOj
When you access the sign up, you need to sign up for each Thursday that you would like to serve and type in the comments the hours that you plan to be there (Ex: 10-11:30am). The sign up has the dates for the entire school year, so you can pick and choose which dates fit your schedule best. If you want to sign up for just one Thursday a month, the sign up has a “Month” tab at the bottom that will quickly take you to the next month without having to scroll through each weekly sign up. SignUp.com will send you a reminder the day before you are scheduled to serve. You can also cancel or change your sign up at any time.
The school will get a weekly list of volunteers each Tuesday and will then coordinate with the teachers as to where each person will serve according to their availability and area of interest. When you check into the office on your day of service, be sure to bring your driver’s license and wear your red “Serve” shirt if you have one (shirts can be purchased in the church office for $10). Be sure to check into the office and sign in on the volunteer sheet when you arrive at the school.
Join us each spring as we look outward into the community in order to spread the love of Christ throughout Bay County. There are projects to fit the abilities of all ages and ability ranges.
City Serve 2018 was a great day of serving together at 11 different projects all around our community! Almost 300 people from 7 different churches, the Shadetree Group in Gretna, a Navy dive class, the North Bay Haven football team, members of the community, as well as our local Cub and Boy Scouts united together to spread God's light. Having St. Dominic Catholic Church partner with us this year was a great joy! We also want to recognize the generous donation of mulch from 814 Sand Inc. that allowed us to provide beautiful improvements at Southport Elementary School. Thank you to everyone that join us in this great day of service!
[View Various Past Projects]
This faithful group of servants invites you to help build wheelchair ramps and install railings for people in need throughout our community. They meet in the front parking lot of the Transmitter campus on Saturday mornings at 8 AM. Materials provided; labor required. Contact Larry Wells (850) 265-0790.
Opportunities for mentoring students and providing food and other necessities to students in need.
So how is New Horizons different from a basic school? First, they offer much smaller classes. Students are many times in classes that have six kids and rarely over ten kids. In these classes are a minimum of two adults – one teacher and a paraprofessional in most cases.
Furthermore, kid’s academic progress and achievement are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Quarterly, the students are assessed to make sure they are on track to achieve promotion - or graduation, if applicable. Weekly, professional teams meet to discuss students of concern at that moment. Administration and teachers brainstorm possible strategies to remove obstacles to student progress. Students are given multiple opportunities to assess for mastery of benchmarks and standards and each student is evaluated based on his/her individual case. New Horizon provides engaged learning activities for students. This means learning activities are provided that involve their active participation, multi-media presentation, and authentic real-world assignments.
Be a Mentor at New Horizon Learning Center- You can impact a life by mentoring a student for 30-60 minutes 2-4 times a month. Mentors receive training, support, and the chance to make a difference in a student's life. For more information, please visit becomeamentor.sharepoint.com or contact Margaret Tidmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 767-1110 for more information.
Contact: Brian Baber at email@example.com and phone 850-258-8587.
Anchorage Children’s Home is a non-profit organization, founded on Christian principles and beliefs, which serves, protects and strengthens children, families and community.
Anchorage Children’s Home primarily serves children that are 10-17 years old. Homeless youth and youth in Bay County’s foster care system are two of the main groups they seek to serve. They also have a group home for sibling groups, whose mission is to keep those siblings together while being served. Additionally, counseling services are offered for adolescents who may be at-risk but who are still with their families. Many homeless families seek shelter in their vehicles, so Anchorage also works with these parents while their children are being served to secure housing for the entire family.
Prayers, donations, and engagement with their program are always needed and appreciated. [Learn More]
Being an adoptive or foster family is rewarding but also comes with unique challenges. Therefore, we are introducing a new ministry called Nest Builders that will provide support for adoptive and foster families in our church. If you are an adoptive or foster family and are interested in participating in this ministry, or just want more information, please contact Lisa Boyce at 850-624-1052 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Titus 2 Partnership, Inc. is a volunteer-operated non-profit ministry (501c3) in Bay County, Florida, offered for those who are motivated to seek addiction recovery in a structured women-only Christian discipleship and mentoring program.
For more information click HERE or contact Cathy Byrd at Cathy@MyLHUMC.net.
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